“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.”

“Ts'ao Kung has the note: ‘He who wishes to fight must first count the cost.’”

Sun Tzu
The Art of War

“I would not expect to be able to sit with you in 12 months from now and tell you that we are at victory or near victory or even close to victory. What I would say is I would hope to be able to convince you we have an organization that is now focused and moving in the right direction with the right culture, so that you could then believe that this is the kind of effort that could be successful.”

General Stanley A. McChrystal, U.S. Army, ret.
My Share of the Task: A Memoir